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1. the point of the compass or direction midway between north and west, clockwise 315? from north
2. any area lying in or towards this direction
3. of or denoting the northwestern part of a specified country, area, etc.
4. in, to, towards, or (esp of the wind) from the northwest


1. the northwestern part of England, esp Lancashire and the Lake District
2. the northwestern part of the US, consisting of the states of Washington, Oregon, and sometimes Idaho
3. (in Canada) the region north and west of the Great Lakes
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In winning the route, United beat competing applications from American Airlines, Continental Airlines and Northwest Airlines, which all want to bolster their existing China service.
The Northwest Baptist Convention (NWBC) provides an excellent example of this ethnic diversity.
Meghan Wiley, trumpet, Billings, MT, Northwest Division; Gary Tangen, teacher
But "mathematics" indicated that a tighter focus would re-energize the struggling company, and Dasburg plodded ahead, closing unprofitable hubs in Milwaukee, Washington, and Seoul, Korea; ending point-to-point service on the East and West Coasts; reallocating assets to the company's hubs in Detroit, Minneapolis, and Tokyo; and returning Northwest to public ownership with a 1994 stock offering.
Northwest's owners said that if they had realized Midwest's true financial condition, including the absence of GAAP-basis retained earnings, Northwest would have not purchased the debentures.
The 15-month mechanics strike at Northwest Airlines ended Monday when the union approved a new contract.
This paper summarizes the first fifty years of Baptist origins in the Northwest, beginning with the formation of the first Baptist church in 1844 to the rejection of one Baptist organization's request for affiliation with the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in 1894.
Northwest Airlines flight attendants, prevented from engaging in work actions by a US federal judge last week, yesterday declared negotiations with management at an "impasse" and asked the National Mediation Board for a release from further mediated talks with the carrier, the first step toward gaining legal authority to strike under US laws governing airline labor relations.

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